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Hi everyone. I have been lurking for awhile and haven't gotten around to making an introduction until now. I adopted a bi-color Basset Hound from the humane society in February after losing my Golden Retriever Lab mix, my best friend for 16 years. We renamed him to Jaxson since he didn't know the name the humane society gave him. They said he was a stray and didn't have much information on him. He's estimated to be about two years old. Someone has spent a lot of time with him, he will sit, shake, down, and stay. He'll even do them all without treats! In March I adopted a 12 week old German Shepherd puppy. It was probably too soon, but has been the best thing that I could have done. They have been best of friends since day one. Beau has helped Jaxson so much with his separation problems. They do an excellent job of wearing each other out as well. They are both more than ready to go to sleep at night! Of course they both get their daily walks, the rough housing sure doesn't hurt :rolleyes:.

Just curious, does anyone else have any problems with their bassets' getting sunburned? Jaxson loves to lay out in the sun on his back. He's been burned a few times already. It doesn't seem to bother him, just turns his skin pink. I thought it was a food allergy until I realized what he was doing.

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Crystal









 

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Thanks everyone for the kind words and warm welcome :). I'll check into getting some sunscreen for Jaxson. He certainly loves his baking time :D.

Yogi's Mom, that's so cool! I thought I was the only one with such and odd combination of pups. What color is your GSD, a black and tan? Mine is a liver sable. He'll be six months old this Friday. I'm so glad they hit it off so well. I was worried about how well they'd get along. I hope things don't change when Beau matures. Here's a better picture of Beau. His color changes almost day to day:



Having a buddy for Jaxson has made a world of difference. Now that I've started working full time, I don't feel guilty about having to leave him home. I have a nice secure fenced in area in the backyard. On days when the weather is nice, I let them both out before work. They are some tired pups at the end of the day.

Thank you again everyone!

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Thanks guys :). After my golden retriever/lab mix passed I knew that I wanted to do a good thing and go through the humane society. I'll admit...Jaxson wasn't what I initially thought I wanted. I had every intention of adopting a golden or lab (or a mix with either or both). My parents went with me to the pound to look at a lab mix. He was way too hyper. We heard Jaxson before we saw him. He was crying his little heart out. It was love at first sight. He picked us...that's all there is to it. He was actually listed as a basset mix by the pound. He looks full blooded to me.

I have no idea why someone would give him up. He is so sweet and loving, not to mention VERY well trained. I don't know if maybe someone was vacationing in the area (I'm not far from Asheville NC) and he got away and they were unable to find him. Maybe he was intentionally left. Regardless of the reason, I think he is happy now :).
 
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